new places to discovercar-free
free e-book of Scenic Rail& Bus Journeys
win a bottle of proseccoor a £10 rail voucher
new places to discover car-free
free e-book of Scenic Rail & Bus Journeys
win a bottle of prosecco or a £10 rail voucher
An hour from London by train, there are some hidden gems hiding here among the thatched villages beside the River Ouse.
Centuries of glorious art and architecture are packed into Britain’s brilliant churches and cathedrals. These examples, all reachable by rail, showcase a variety of treasures.
Space rockets and King Richard III, spicy food and sequinned saris… the city of Leicester is a varied and fascinating destination, spanning continents and centuries.
Avoid the traffic and stroll through Oxford’s streets on foot; find flowering meadows, stride out along the Thames or ride a bus to Blenheim Palace.
With its palace perched above a natural loch, Linlithgow is a fairy tale destination with waterside walks and the Bo’ness and Kinniel steam railway nearby.
Wander in the hills, canoe along the river, or enjoy ice creams, bakeries and an award-winning vineyard around this historic market town, birthplace of Henry V.
High Wycombe is an excellent hub for car-free adventures: Disraeli’s manor house and the Hellfire caves and are each just ten minutes away by bus.
Britain’s oldest recorded Roman town is now one of its fastest-growing towns. Explore centuries of history and catch the bus to bluebell woods or beach huts.
Cycle downriver to Grantchester, catch a train to see Shepreth’s red pandas or hop on the bus to visit bird-haunted lakes at Fen Drayton.
Discover historic tunnels, tidal boat trips, hidden gourmet restaurants, the village where Dylan Thomas wrote Under Milk Wood or the world's biggest greenhouse.
Britain’s most besieged city has a suitably spectacular castle, just a short walk from the station. But venture a little further and find some beautiful countryside that’s easy to reach.
Stanstead Bury is an intriguing house dating back to Tudor times - tours, nature gardening sessions and pop-up restaurant, by appointment only
Car-free offer: gift of home grown vegetables or beef
St Laurence is one of just four remaining medieval churches in Birmingham.
Car-free offer: free entry
Enjoy boat trips, waterside walks, museums, gardens, parks, panoramas and – yes - baths in Bath. And reach them all without a car.
Peterborough’s cathedral is 900 years old in 2018. Celebrate by visiting the city for a stroll through history. Ride a steam train by the River Nene or take a boat trip on the lake.
Maritime Harwich is full of beach huts and lighthouses and the railway journey there, along the beautiful Stour estuary, is an adventure in itself.
Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount